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Meet Nate!

Great Peninsula Conservancy is excited to welcome Nate Daniel to the team! (Pictured here at Spring Dinner with his wife, Kim.) He’s eager to get to know you in the upcoming year and would love to hear your input and address any questions you might have for him. Kitsap Daily News ran a story about…

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Spring Dinner Gallery

Thank you for joining us for a very special evening at Kiana Lodge on May 2nd to support conservation on the Great Peninsula! Thanks to our community sponsors and members, $125,000 was raised to help protect our forests, streams, shorelines, and parks for generations to come! Great Peninsula Conservancy recognized and celebrated several members from…

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Saying Farewell

On my first day as executive director of Great Peninsula Conservancy in February 2008, I knew I had found my dream job. Now I could direct my lifelong passion for nature, expertise in wildlife ecology and nonprofit management, and hard-earned skills in fundraising, program development, and team building toward saving lands close to home. What…

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Behind the Scenes with Erik, GPC’s Stewardship Manager

At Great Peninsula Conservancy we talk a lot about conservation projects at the time we acquire them, but what happens to these properties in the years that follow? And what does it mean to protect them forever? Stewardship is at the heart of this mission. I sat down with Erik Pedersen, our Stewardship Manager extraordinaire,…

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Saving a Shoreline on a Timeline

———————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— For friends of the Reetz family: All gifts made to Great Peninsula Conservancy in memory of Bill Reetz will go directly to the Camp Hahobas campaign. The Reetz family has a very special connection to this land and the former Boy Scout camp. Simply add “in memory of Bill Reetz” to your check memo line…

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Cohoe Beach: An Amazing Gift from the De Bruyn Family

Dave De Bruyn has kayaked by Cohoe Beach many times from his nearby home north of Kingston. Each time, he was amazed to find such a pristine stretch of shoreline on busy Puget Sound. When he learned Great Peninsula Conservancy had an opportunity to purchase Cohoe Beach, he knew he wanted to be part of…

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A Legacy for George and Tayeko Durham

Returning coho, winter steelhead, and cutthroat make their way past the Indianola spit into Miller Bay and reach the Suquamish Tribe’s Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery where Miller Bay Road meets Indianola Road. The staff manually passes the wild, sea-running fish over the hatchery dam so they can spawn upstream. The fish swim up Grovers Creek,…

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October Stewardship Photo Essay

A huge thanks to the 50 or so volunteers who came out to the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park waterfront on a very foggy October morning. Many thanks to REI for sponsoring the event and Kitsap County Parks, North Kitsap Trails Association, and Great Peninsula Conservancy staff for coordinating and bringing their tools and expertise.…

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